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Two women, KV student with no travel history test Positive for Omicron

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Omicron, the new format of Covid, knocked in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. NCDC (National Center for Disease Control) Delhi has confirmed three cases of Omicron in the Jammu cluster. In addition, two women have been found infected with Talab Tillo Bohri and a student from the Bantalab area. None of the three has any foreign travel history.

All three were infected without symptoms, but due to the delay in the report from Delhi, it is feared that the infection has spread further from all three. The samples of these victims were sent to Delhi on November 30 for examination. At the same time, an alert has been issued after confirming Omicron cases in the state. From Wednesday, a massive RT-PCR Covid testing campaign will be conducted in the affected areas.

In the history of the new format cases being found at the local level, most of the marriages were in the grip of infection after attending the marriage ceremony. But as they did not have severe symptoms, they could not be caught directly. After getting infected in the RT-PCR test, random samples of infected people are continuously being sent to Delhi. The delay in getting the report from Delhi has made it a challenge to make the Covid management system active immediately.

While confirming the three cases of Omicron, Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, said that all appropriate steps are being taken to prevent the spread of the variant. For this, guidelines have been issued at the state level. In addition, surveillance of suspected and infected cases has been increased. RT-PCR COVID testing capacity is being increased.

Due to the lack of a genome sequencing facility in J&K, there is a delay in identifying new variant cases like Omicron. For genome sequencing of the infected cases of the state, they are being sent to NCDC in Delhi. The report is being received in 20 to 25 days. Due to this, there is a delay in identifying cases of new variants. As a result, the virus passes from the infected person to other people. After confirming these three recent cases, it is feared that the Omicron variant has spread locally.

On Tuesday, 104 new infected cases of Kovid were found in Jammu and Kashmir. A 62-year-old Buta Nagar Janipur admitted to GMC Jammu died from a Covid infection in the last twenty-four hours. The deceased has not taken any dose of Covid vaccination and had several physical problems. A maximum of 40 cases have been found in the capital Srinagar in the state.

Fifteen new infected cases have been found in Kupwara, 18 in Jammu. At present, there are 1327 active cases in the state. So far, 4514 people have died due to Kovid in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Medical Officer Jammu Dr JP Singh informed that the RT-PCR Covid testing campaign would be conducted in the new Omicron case areas.

Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media 

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Admin Declares 6 Locations as Micro Containment Zones

Jammu DC Anshul Garg has declared 6 locations as micro-containment zones

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Former Minister, Pahari Tribe ST Forum delegation call on Lt Governor

Several delegations including former Minister; members of Pahari Tribe ST Forum and Youth leader from Bhaderwah today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

Sh. Abdul Ghani Kohli, former Minister met the Lt Governor and projected various welfare issues of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities pertaining to proper arrangements for Gujjar & Bakwerwal population in view of the winter season; tribal funds; Insurance for sheep; spreading awareness among Gujjar and Bakerwal communities regarding welfare policies & schemes, besides other concerns of the general public.

Meanwhile, a three-member delegation of the Pahari Tribe ST Forum led by Adv. Ahsan Mirza and accompanied by Adv. Gurdev Singh Thakur and Sh. Sajjad Mirza submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to ST status for Pahari people, functioning of Pahari Advisory Board and other concerning issues of Pahari youth.

Later, Advocate Mohammad Majid Malik, a youth leader from Bhaderwah also called on the Lt Governor and apprised him about various issues of Bhaderwah including the declaration of Jammu University campus into a full-fledged University; construction of Chattargalla tunnel; the opening of Bhaderwah-Chamba and Bhaderwah-Bani road; Mini Secretariat and several youth-related issues.

While interacting with the delegations, the Lt Governor observed that J&K Government has adopted citizen-centric policies and is steadfastly working on all fronts for the development and welfare of people belonging to every community.

We are committed to making every section of society an equal stakeholder in the development process of the UT, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegations that the genuine issues put forth by them would be given due consideration. He impressed upon them to keep projecting the issues of public welfare and development of the region.

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Jammu: Husband arrested for killing wife

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A man was arrested for killing his 23-year-old wife and trying to mislead the investigators by projecting the murder as suicide in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Nishu Devi, a resident of Pasyal Dharalta village of Batote, was found hanging at her house on January 23 and inquest proceedings were initiated to ascertain the actual cause of the death, a police spokesperson said.

He said the postmortem of the deceased was conducted at district hospital Ramban and the body handed over to legal heirs for last rites.

During the course of inquiry, parents of the deceased alleged that their daughter was murdered by her husband and his family as they had been torturing and harassing her, the spokesperson said.

Pawan Kumar, husband of the deceased, was detained and questioned. He confessed to killing his wife by strangulating her and later hung her body to pass it as a case of suicide to mislead the police, he said.

The officials said the accused was arrested and booked for murder besides attempting to bribe a public servant to escape punishment.

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29 Jan 2022, 11:04 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,858,241 Total Cases
493,218 Death Cases
38,360,710 Recovered Cases

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